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Minerals at the Nanoscale

Series: EMU Notes in Mineralogy Volume: 14

By: Fernando Nieto Garcia (Editor), Kenneth JT Livi (Editor)

440 pages, b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland

Paperback | May 2013 | #227572 | ISBN-13: 9780903056342
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From the preface:

"We have gathered in this book, reviews of past and current studies of mineral groups that have played important roles in geology, environmental science and health science. The various chapters cover the application of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and related techniques to: (1) mineral groups in which TEM investigations have been extensive and crucial to the understanding of their mineralogy, namely pyriboles (chapter 4), serpentines (chapter 5), clays (chapter 6), micas and other metamorphic phyllosilicates (chapter 7), oxides and oxyhydroxides (chapters 8 and 9), sulfides (chapter 8) and carbonates (chapter 10). Some research fields for which TEM is particularly suitable and which have produced significant advances, in particular, are inclusions and traces (chapter 1), extraterrestrial material (chapter 2), deformation processes (chapter 3), non-stoichiometry and superstructures (chapter 8) and biominerals (chapter 11).

In previous years, both the therory and applicatios of TEM used for mineral studies have been developed extensively in specialized books. Therefore, the fundamentals of the technique will not be developed here, and the reader is invited to find this information in those and other general texts about TEM and related techniques. Nevertheless, some basic concepts to help with comprehension of the data described can be found in the corresponding sections of some chapters."


Chapter 1. Inclusions and traces studied by TEM-AEM
by Cristiano Ferraris and Graeme Auchterlonie

Chapter 2. Energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis by TEM applied to extraterrestrial materials
by Hugues Leroux

Chapter 3. Characterization of dislocations and deformation processes by Transmission Electron Microscopy
by Patrick Cordier

Chapter 4. Structures and microstructures of non-classical pyriboles
by Krassimir N. Bozhilov

Chapter 5. Structure and microstructure of serpentine minerals
by Marcello Mellini

Chapter 6. Clays in low-temperature environments
by Blanca Bauluz

Chapter 7. The role of transmission electron microscopy in the study of micas and related minerals in selected metamorphic environments
by Kenneth J.T. Livi and Isabel Abad

Chapter 8. Non-stoichiometry, defects and superstructures in sulfide and oxide minerals
by Falko Langenhorst, Dennis Harries and Kilian Pollok

Chapter 9. Iron, manganese and aluminium oxides and oxyhydroxides
by Vidal Barrón and José Torrent

Chapter 10. Carbonates: An overview of recent TEM research
by Carlos Rodriguez-Navarro and Encarnación Ruiz-Agudo

Chapter 11. Biominerals at the nanoscale: transmission electron microscopy methods for studying the special properties of biominerals
by Mihaly Pósfai, Takeshi Kasama and Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski

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